written up by McCormick News, Fabián Bustamante reports that Aqualab's new web performance-improving app has been covered in ACM TechNews, Computerworld, Networkworld, to name a few, and there is quite a bit of buzz on Twitter. The number of users as of this writing is 1367, a number that has been rising steeply since the media coverage began.
Essentially, namehelp improves web performance by obtaining more accurate redirections to nearby content delivery network servers. Namehelp improves your web performance when either you or your ISP uses a remote DNS service. You can install namehelp from this link at the Aqualab site.
Visit the namehelp site for up-to-the-minute reports: www.aqualab.cs.northwestern.edu/projects/namehelp
McCormick News Article: "Study Reveals Impact of Public DNS Services; Researchers Develop Tool to Help"
ACM Tech News: Study Reveals Impact of Public DNS Services; Researchers Develop Tool to Help
Computer World: University researchers claim DNS boosting tool can speed Web performance by 40%
Network World: University researchers claim DNS boosting tool can speed Web performance by 40%
UPDATE 11/1/2012: Lifehacker article boosted new users by 2000+ in a few hours today. Read the article: